Invisible Touch (studio album) by Genesis

Invisible Touch
Invisible Touch by Genesis
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 1,234th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 361 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1986 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (194th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,234th)
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Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
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Genesis Invisible Touch 1986 Original German Mc Tape NM
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Genesis bestography

Invisible Touch is ranked 7th best out of 29 albums by Genesis on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Genesis is Selling England By The Pound which is ranked number 137 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,977.

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70/100 (from 361 votes)
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80/100
From 08/03/2020 01:44
A much-maligned album by hardcore Genesis fans that gets much more hate than it deserves. Yes, it's got some really poppy moments, but they're pretty inoffensive and often quite catchy. Some are even rather excellent (Throwing It All Away). There's also a nice political rocker in Land of Confusion and surprising but much-welcomed prog-pop epic in Domino. Dig deeper than the pop here and you'll find some solid stuff. Aside from Genesis' debut, you could make the argument that this is Genesis' worst album up to this point in time, and you'd have an argument, but I wouldn't go as far as calling it a bad album when there's so much treasure hidden underneath the radio favorites. Not a bad album in the slightest, just uneven.
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From 06/29/2020 04:22
The title track, Tonight, Tonight, Tonight, Land of Confusion, Domino, and The Brazilian are pretty great. The rest of the tracks are not good.
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85/100
From 06/22/2020 18:19
Average Track Rating = 85.63
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From 05/27/2020 14:55
Great album!
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From 01/03/2019 10:03
A banda resiste mais radiofônica.
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From 12/23/2018 00:41
Not only could genesis write the most beautiful classical/folk inspired rock albums, but they went on to produce some of the most creative and inventive pop music in the 80's with albums like this and abacab.
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From 10/28/2018 17:27
There are some beautiful songs in here, but overall it is pretty inconsistent. 6/10.
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From 05/03/2018 14:16
Given that Phil Collins was releasing solo work at the same time as he was recording Genesis records, it was probably inevitable that the line between them would blur. Or maybe it was the 80s sound that was inevitable. Either way, most of this does not sound like prog-era Genesis (but see Domino and the Brazilian!). It's a great pop rock record all the same.

Favorite tracks: Throwing It All Away; Tonight, Tonight, Tonight; Domino
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From 04/16/2018 06:05
Product of it's time, but a fun pop rock album.
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From 04/05/2018 02:36
I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock.
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